On a flop of , a small blind player made a standard raise, while the under-the-gun player called. Lei Long wanted the pot as he re-raised all-in to 30,050 in chips.
The player in the small blind tanked for a while and eventually had the clock called on him. Finally, time ran out, forcing him to fold.
Next, it was the under-the-gun player who thought hard if he should play his cards. After a long while, the clock was called on him as well, constraining him to also fold, giving Lei Long the pot.
Pre-flop, Alan Escano made a raise to 1,350 from the cut-off and Matthew Chan from the big blind decided to make it 4,000 total. Alan made the call and the two saw a flop of .
With three cards already out, Matthew bet out 5,000 more into the pot. Alan thought about it for a while and decided to fold.
He is now at about 59,000.
Pre-flop, it looked like we were on our way to a big showdown after Noel Maturan made a raise to 2,500 from the low-jack and the player in the button re-raised to 7,000.
After thinking for a while, Noel made the call and the two saw a flop of .
Noel instantly shoved all-in for his last 8,900 and the button player, after considering his options, decided the better of it and mucked his hand.
It's just minutes into Day 2 and Melvin "The Miracle" Matibag has already lived up to his nickname.
After some raising pre-flop, it went over to Melvin who shoved his stack of more than 17,000 all-in. One of the Chinese players at his table snap-called and the cards were tabled:
It looked like Melvin was on his way out the door as he was a long shot against pocket rockets.
However, things got interesting as the flop came , putting the entire table on the edge of their seats.
The turn of did not help, but the on the river sent Melvin jumping onto his chair and shouting, "It's a miracle!" to the entire room.
After doubling up, he is now at about 36,000.